David J. Wallace, MD, MPH, RDMS

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

wallacedj[at]upmc.edu

Administrative Contact:
Dominic Hall

Education & Training

BA, Neuroscience, Oberlin College, 1997
MPH, Epidemiology, Emory University, 1999
MD, SUNY Downstate, 2004
Residency, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Kings County Hospital, 2009
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Geographic access to care for time-sensitive conditions
  • ICU organization and management
  • Regionalization of critical care


Wallace DJ, Mohan D, Angus DC, Driessen JR, Seymour CM, Yealy DM, Roberts MM, Kurland KS, Kahn JM. Referral Regions for Time-Sensitive Acute Care Conditions in the United States. Annals of emergency medicine. 2018 Aug;72(2):147-155.

Wallace DJ, Angus DC, Barnato AE, Kramer AA, Kahn JM. Nighttime intensivist staffing and mortality among critically ill patients. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 May 31;366(22):2093-101.

Okubu M, Schmicker RH, Wallace DJ, Idris AH, Nichol G, Austin MA, Grunau B, Wittwer LK, Richmond N, Morrison LJ, Kurz MC, Cheskes S, KKudenchuk PJ, Zive DM, Aufderheide TP, Wang HE, Herren H, Vaillancourt C, Davis DP, Vilke GM, Zcheuermeyer FX, Weisfeldt ML, Elmer J, Colella R, Callaway CW. Variation in Survival after Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest between Emergency Medical Services Agencies. JAMA Cardiology.2018 Oct 1;3(10):989-999.

Coppler PJ, Elmer J, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW, Wallace DJ. Demographic, social, economic and geographic factors associated with long-term outcomes in acohort of cardiac arrest survivors. Resuscitation. 2018 Jul 1;128:31-6.

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Member, CRISMA Center
Director, Adult Journal Club, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Chief Resident Outstanding Service Award, SUNY Downstate, 2009
Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh, 2010